Looking ahead: Five most anticipated RPGs of 2013

3:53 PM, Feb 2, 2013   |    comments
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With key exceptions, video game role playing games have seemed to be on a bit of a decline in years past.  Maybe they're slowly falling out of favor with the gaming mainstream -- even with all of the free-to-play MMORPGs that seems to be coming out every few months.  Then again, maybe the genre as a whole was just holding back for a great year sometime in the future.

Looking at the release schedule for 2013, it appears like that future year just might be this year.  There are a wealth of new RPGs due out over the course of the year -- so many, in fact, that was difficult to narrow the list to just five.  For example, two games that gamers are hotly awaiting (Square-Enix's Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and indie developer Grinding Gear Games' Path of Exile) just missed the list by a razor's edge.

Still, we feel that the two MMOs and three console RPGs that made the list are the cream of the crop for 2013.


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